B-Side Players Bring Years of Latin Global Funk, Love, Culture & Unity
The San Diego/Tijuana-based B-side players bring their 8-piece power house of bilingual reggae, funk and cumbia to The Green Parrot Bar with shows at 5:30 and 10 PM on Friday and Saturday, September 19th and 20th
With fierce political lyrics and an overwhelming positive vibration of love, culture and unity, their live shows have raised them to legendary status.
Laying down their own inimitable latin global funk since they came together in 1994, The Players have been igniting and uplifting dance floors for 20 years and have been blessed to share the stage with, The Wailers, Toots and the Maytals, Ben Harper, War, James Brown, Cultura Profetica, Fred Wesley, Maceo Parker and many more.A part of a new movement in popular music, The B-Side Players are a band that honors the international
cross-pollination that has always made music the universal language.
They use any beat that catches their ear,regardless of geography or genre, to create a compelling, horn-driven, polyrhythmic groove.They continue exploring the multifaceted grooves of Latin America and the Caribbean, incorporating the sounds of
Cuba, Jamaica, Mexico and Brazil with the funk, rock, jazz and hip-hop rhythms of their homeland, dropping bits of
Cumbia, Salsa, gritty street Samba, Son Montuno, Jarocho and Boogaloo into the mix.
Their incendiary live shows have defined them as local favorites with 10 San Diego Music awards. Meanwhile their albums showcase a band with restless musical intelligence, effortlessly blending genres to fashion their own forward-looking, latin-flavored soul music. As an eight piece band the players are known for igniting crowds with their fierce rhythms and uplifting message of unity and consciousness. Meanwhile always keeping their focus on the political climate of the world and nation. The B-Side Players are a living and breathing cultural art experience for the mind, body and soul.